Friday, March 9, 2012

Research Topics

Hi Assalamualaikum guys!

How's everything today? May Allah give His bless in everything that we do. Remember, Solawat.

OK today, i would like to share the most important part while doing research, "Selecting Your Research Topic"

Most of us will spend lots of time in this phase because this part will make sure what you will do in the next 2-4 years of your research.

Here some steps you can follow to choose your topic:

  1. Select topic that you like, not others.
  2. Try to come out with a list of your interest topics.
  3. Choose topic than relevant in time being, not topics that outdated.
  4. Do discuss with your supervisor and your friends.
  5. If you have finalize your topic, try to write useful keyword.
    "This is very important"

This is just basic ideas on how to select your topic. For more information, you may view this website.

Remember, do not spend lots of thinking, but do let everyone gave their opinion on you selected topic.

Till we meet again, InsyaAllah.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Postgraduate : Do and Don't

Hi Assalamualaikum guys!

How everything goes today? May Allah give His guide for us, InshaAllah.

Today I want to share with you some tips on what to do’s and don’ts while doing your postgraduate studies.

These tips I get while joining colloquium CAS few days ago from Dr. Norhafezah Yusof, Dr. Siti Mahfuzah Sarif and Dr. Syamsul Bahrin Zaibon.

These are the presenters who shares their experience while doing PHD


  1. Plan your journey with strategies.
  2. Set your focus/goals on certain date/time.
  3. Follow your schedule but when some informal schedules come, try managing it properly.
  4. Choose topic that you like, and relevant in mean time.
  5. Read lots of journal, article, thesis and whatever so that you have ideas on your topic.
  6. Practice on writing; “1 day, 1 page”.
  7. Find support group who can helps you when you fall.


  1. Unimportant activities; too much social life.
  2. Too much relax and thinks everything may end well.
  3. Last minutes work!
  4. Google everything and just copy paste from others work.
  5. Do not solve the world problems, focus on your topic.

Actually there are lots more tips you can find and when you want advices, everyone tend to give their own opinion and assume that is the best to do.

Whatever it is, take advices that suit you best; ask yourself.

You yourself know your limit, so do not just follow everything.

Till we meet again, InshaAllah.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Proposal Writing & Research Methodology Workshop

Hi Assalamualaikum guys!

How was your day? Hope everything going well as what you plan and wish for, InshaAllah.

Last weeks, on 18-19 February I had attended workshop for Proposal Writing and Research Methodology.

I have no intend and interest to go at first but then I found all the topics that will be discuss are very important for my research so I make a decision to attend this seminar.

Guess what, I’m totally have no idea about these topics at first but at the end, I manage to understand a little bit of what is Research Methodology and what are criteria’s to write a Proposal.

Here, I share with you topics that been discuss at the workshop and if you want the details on certain topic, you may ask me personally. I’ll try to discuss with you and we can exchange information.

1. The General Format of A Postgraduate Thesis Proposal according to the Qualitative Research Method and Field Research (Dr. Shamsuddun Taya)

2. The Literature Review, Developing the Conceptual Framework, Research Objectives, Research Question (Dr. Muhammad Subhan Ishak)

3. The Role of Theory in Postgraduate Research (Prof. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Kadir Lebai Din)

4. Research Design and Developing the Instrument (Dr. Lim Khong Chiu)

5. The General Format of A Postgraduate Thesis Proposal according to the Quantitative Research Method (Dr. Asmat Nizam Abdul Talib)

6. What are the Examiners Looking For in a Good Thesis (Prof Dr. Pazim@Fadzim Othman)

7. Data Collection (Dr. Badriya P. Makol)

8. Data Analysis and Conclusion (Dr. Sabariah Yaakub)

9. Qualitative and Legal Research (Dr. Admad Masum)

These are all the topics and presenters who are very kind to share about their expertise. Most of them are more than 10 years in that specific field.

Honestly, lots of input can be absorbed from this workshop and it worth it!

I hope that this kind of seminar will be held frequently because for some researcher like me, who have no knowledge in doing research, this is a very good starting point for us.

It helps a lot and if you guys have something to share with me, you are welcome to do that.

At the end of the seminar, we get a certificate from UUM but what important is the knowledge that we get.

By the way, if my grammar is not good, do correct me. I’m in the process of learning. :-)

Till we meet again, InshaAllah.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

First Post

Hi Assalamualaikum guys!

For some who may not know me,i'm Muaz and this is my 2nd blog.
Feel free to join me to get and share information about anything and everything but most likely about learning.
May we success in future, InsyaAllah. :)

Till we meet again.